Not sure if you will get this one, its been a couple of days since you posted the question, but way to go on digging in your heel and going for it. You won't believe the changes!
Let us know how you do.
I'm not sure how I managed such long attacks except that I had some atypical symptoms (most mimiced sever stomach inflamation though there was very very little actually) and so they just kept giving me meds for the stomach. In hindsight it was problably a blessing because I didn't know about any cleanses when I first started taking attacks and if they had realized the problem I probably would have gone under the knife without much of a fight.
God is good, I much rather have problems short term than for the rest of my life post surgery to 'cure' me. And hay, now I can help others, just as you will be able too.